Entertainment and Software Rating Board (ESRB) has revealed their rating summary for Persona 5, the upcoming RPG game for PlayStation 4. As expected, the game received M for Mature rating for content related to Blood, Drug Reference, Partial Nu***, Se*** Themes, Strong Language, Violence. The online multiplayer portion of the game has not been rated yet by ESRB.
The complete rating summary is posted below. It details few cut-scenes featuring gore content, talks about few character models depiction, and many other things. NOTE: read at your own risk, might feature few spoilers.
“This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of a high-school student who enters an alternate world and uses special powers to change the hearts of people in the real world. As players explore themed areas of the “Metaverse,” they engage in turn-based combat against fantastical creatures (e.g., demons, evil spirits, shadow creatures).
Characters use blades, pipes, firearms, and Personas (i.e., creatures that enable magical attacks) to defeat enemies; battles are highlighted by light effects, impact sounds, and cries of pain. Some cutscenes depict characters ripping masks off their faces as blood sprays. One cutscene depicts a man shooting another character in the head at close range; blood is shown pooling on the floor and splattering the victim’s clothes.
Several female monsters/Personas are depicted with exposed br****, and a handful of creatures have ph***-shaped heads, torsos, or appendages. Various Personas (e.g., Succubus, Incubus) have se*** characteristics that are described in text (e.g., “They visit sleeping men/women and have se*** inter##### with them”); dialogue also includes se#### references (e.g., “Apparently he’s been forcing young idols and other girls to have S## with him to move up in the ranks”). Drug smuggling for the mafia is briefly discussed during a side quest (e.g., “Like illegal drugs…? Maybe they made Iida smuggle drugs for them.”). The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a**ho**” appear in the dialogue.”
Persona 5 is scheduled to launch on April 4, 2017, worldwide.